The moment you listen to Kabhi Aisa lagta hai ki Dil mein Ek Raaz h, it evokes nostalgia. That’s the magic of Lucky Ali’s voice. Indie-Pop songs sung by Lucky Ali are what made him the star in the 90s and rescued the trapped mind of almost every generation after that. In those times, he taught us that you only live once.
Although Bollywood failed big time in acknowledging him his talent simply cannot be brushed aside. Here are 10 interesting facts about Lucky Ali that you should definitely know:
Interesting Lucky Ali Facts
Meena Kumari was his maternal aunt.
Almost everyone knows that Lucky Ali’s father was the famous comedian Mehmood Ali. But, you’ll be surprised to know that his mother was the real sister of famous Bollywood actress, Meena Kumari.
Apart from being inclined towards music, he was a part of his school’s boxing team.
Lucky Ali attended Bishop Cotton Boys’ School in Bangalore. There, he joined the school’s boxing team and was an active participant.
Singing wasn’t his first career option.
Lucky Ali ran multiple businesses before becoming a singer. He bred horses, worked on an oil rig off the coast of Pondicherry in South India, cleaned and sold carpets, and is a farmer with a strong opinion on organic methods in farming.
He didn’t have any professional training in music.
Lucky Ali never got any sort of professional training to master singing. In fact, he began with music when his second mother gifted him a guitar at the age of 13.
His first album was rejected by a number of music companies.
Lucky Ali’s debut album ‘Sunoh’ that went on to make 4 million copies worldwide was initially rejected by many music companies. The song “O Sanam” from Sunoh launched his career. It was also nominated at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.
His first wife played the lead role in his first song ‘O Sanam’.
His first wife was Meaghan Jane McCleary (a New Zealander), who acted in the video “O Sanam” from his first album Sunoh.
He has worked in ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’.
Apart from Bharat Ek Khoj, he has worked with Shyam Benegal in the movie Trikaal.
He took his name from the lead character in his father’s film ‘Dushman Duniya Ke’.
Lucky Ali’s actual name is Maqsood Mehmood Ali. Ali’s tryst with marijuana led Mehmood to write the script of the movie Dushman Duniya Ka (Enemy of the World). The movie stars Ali’s youngest brother, Manzoor. It is the story of the drug abuse of a young man called Lucky.
He started a project to save farmers called ‘Tribe Nation’.
Lucky Ali is well informed about farming techniques and has made efforts to bring organic farming to the forefront, a step towards promoting farmers. He started an app called Tribe Nation that allows people to buy directly from the farmers. This app covers the cities on Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune.
He wrote a song commemorating India’s 50 years of Independence.
A patriotic album named Meri Jaan Hindustan consists of a compilation of various patriotic songs. Out of which, one was contributed by Lucky Ali. The song is called Anjaani Raahon Mein.
His songs have been embellishing beauty into our lives. You feel a sense of belonging every time you listen to his music. He songs have made us cry and have made us ponder upon our life. They ask you to connect to your inner self. There’s no song in Bollywood that can bring that feel. It is because we can never have anyone like Lucky Ali. You can also check out these things from the 90s era that have disappeared from our lives.